Newport Beach - A Magnificent City in Orange County

Newport Beach

Newport Beach - the magnificent city in Orange County, California has everything that a human heart wants for leisure and luxury. Newport Beach’s 6.2 miles of sand, fishing and tour boats, beaches, stunning water views, golf courses, all make it a beautiful and gorgeous destination.

Stay in Newport Beach is made and easy and enjoyable with plenty availability of luxury and budget hotels. Transportation in and around Newport beach is made easy with Newport Beach car rentals from CRX that are easily available to take you places during the length of your stay there.

If you are in Newport Beach anytime between December to April head for the coast in your Newport Beach car rental or Whale Watching and you watch the huge gray whales quite close to Newport Harbor as they migrate along the western coast of North America during this time of the year. Whale watching trips are also organized by many boat and tour operators throughout the year providing an enthralling experience to tourists.

Dining guide
Newport Beach offers many restaurants with variety of cuisines. On Newport Harbor, there are many waterfront restaurants that offer "Dock & Dine", where you can rent a boat of your choice that can be docked  while you can dine. You can find plenty of eating establishments catering to Asian, American, French, Japanese, Caribbean, Cuban and Mediterranean fare to name just a few.

Things to do
Art lovers will find delight in the many theaters in and around Newport Beach with various beautiful performances throughout the year. Irvine Barclay Theater, Performing Arts Center, Orange County Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum are some of the excellent centers in Newport Beach. With ample parking space, you will find no trouble parking your Newport Beach rental car.

There are many places of interest in Newport. Newport Beach car rentals from CRX will be your best choice to ensure economical and easy transportation to these locations. Some popular tourist destinations include Fashion Island, Balboa Island, Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Sports Museum and many more.

Balboa Island has a lot to offer for shoppers and food lovers. There are around 70 beautifully decorated shops which provide a glimpse into the artistic talents of the nearby villages. They are mainly spread on  Marine Avenue. Make sure you also include time for the ferry ride which takes you from Balboa Island to the Peninsula. Balboa Pavilion is another must see place and a state landmark. This marine recreational park is housed in the oldest building of Newport Beach and is also one of the few remaining waterfront recreational facilities.

You will find food of all categories here in Newport Beach. Restaurants here provide a variety of cuisines to suit your individual preference. French, Mediterranean and Pacific Rim cuisines are available at Savoury's at La Casa Camino Hotel in Laguna Beach. There are also restaurants that focus on native American dishes like the Black Bay Bistro at Back Bay Drive in Newport Beach.

Newport Beach is famous for its many annual events and fun activities that draw a large number of visitors and participants every year. The Annual Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade is a beautiful parade of boats. This free boats parade starts at Collins Island in the evening and lights up the whole coastal region with smashing lights and colors.

Golf enthusiasts also have a lot to do here. There are many Golf courses in Newport Beach like the Newport Beach Golf Course, Oak Creek Golf Club, Riverview golf to name a few. They provide the visitors a view of the rich scenic mountains and nearby regions. You can also enjoy regular golf tournaments like The Toshiba Classic which is a seven day golf tournament in the Month of March.

Shoppers will love Fashion Island located at Pacific Coast Hwy. This is a large open air shopping mall in Newport Beach. The island has turned shopping into a festival. With its array of 200 specialty stores, restaurants, theaters and much more this place is a shopper’s paradise.